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Definition of the noun varicosity

What does varicosity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varicosities

  1. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: varix = abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    • more specific term: varicose vein = a vein that is permanently dilated

Alternative definition of the noun varicosity


  1. an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel
  2. varicose vein


varicosity is a gene ontology group, gene group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for varicosity

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Google previewOptic Nerve in Glaucoma (1995)

by Stephen M. Drance, Douglas R. Anderson

A noradrenergic varicosity is the site of release of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Two cotransmitters are ATP and neuropeptide Y, but they are not the only ones. In many varicosities that release norepinephrine as a transmitter, one ...

Google previewHot Mamas (2010)

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Sexy Throughout Your Pregnancy and the Months Beyond by Lou Paget

Increased varicosity is a very common problem with some easy solutions: Wear support hose. Lie on your side, not your back. Elevate your feet whenever possible. Wear flat shoes. Don't cross your legs. Reach for that Tylenol if you still need ...

Google previewSpeech and Language (2014)

Advances in Basic Research and Practice by Norman J. Lass

Lingual Varicosities Varicosity is the result of a vein that has been dilated due to an increase in pressure. This type of vein can occur any place on the body. It is relatively common in the lingual area and is seen as bluish or purplish clusters ...

Google previewAirways Smooth Muscle (2013)

Structure, Innervation and Neurotransmission by David Raeburn, Mark A. Giembycz

Although the varicosity is the site at which neurotransmission occurs in airways Smooth muscle, there are little if any pre- or postjunctional specialisations like that seen at the myoneural junction of voluntary (skeletal) muscle [239]. Indeed ...

Google previewPan Vascular Medicine (2013)

Integrated Clinical Management by Peter Lanzer, Eric J. Topol

The common starting point for any varicosity is a pressure and volume overload on one segment of an epifascial vein located distal to an incompetent valve at a point where the epifascial venous system drains into the deep system. Thus, if the ...

Google previewBody Rejuvenation (2010)

by Murad Alam, Marisa Pongprutthipan

Superficial varicosity is a common medical condition that is symptomatic in 20–30 % of the US population. Classic symptoms of venous insufficiency are ankle edema, leg fatigue, aching, discomfort, and muscle cramps. Some patients develop ...

Google previewThe Nature of Disease (2007)

Pathology for the Health Professions by Thomas H. McConnell

A varicosity is an abnormally dilated vein (a varicose vein). Superficial veins are more often affected than deep ones because they are surrounded by less supporting tissue. Leg veins are most susceptible—hydrostatic pressure (Chapter 5) is ...

Google previewThe Therapeutic Gazette (1899)

The total excision of the varicosity is the most difficult and tedious of all operations, and though it is practicable to perform it under local anesthesia the. majority of ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1888)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

A, the brachial artery; V, the median basilic vein with an aneurismal varicosity; N, the aneurismal tumor, which is connected with the artery beneath it by a minute aperture, and with the aneurismal varicosity above it by another small opening.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

A varicosity of the eyelid. Varicocele (var/-ik-o-se/) [varix, varix; ká27, a tumor]. Dilatation of the veins of the scrotum or of the spermatic cord. V., Ovarian, varicosity of the veins of the broad ligament. V., Utero-ovarian, varicocele in the female.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

:600–611 Varicosis ▷Varicose Veins 2172 Varicosity Varicosity ▷Varicose Veins Variegate Porphyria ▷Porphyria, Variegate Vascular .

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

varicosity ofthe pampiniform ...



Varicosity (noun) something to do regarding vein, especially in the leg. Following the accident ...

Google previewA dictionary of medical science ... (1903)

by Robley Dunglison

Varicosity. V. conjuncti'vae, cir- sophthalmia. Varicosity. The condition of being varicose. See Varix. Varicot'omy. Cutting operation upon a varix or varicose vein. Varic'ula. Varix of the veins of the conjunctiva. Vari 'ola (vartue, varied, spotted).

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